Robins boss confident of survival
SELBY Town boss Ian Dring insists he can still steer the club to safety - despite the fact that they are winless since September.
The Robins’ chief, who was appointed in November, inherited a side with just two victories under their belt this season.
And since taking charge, Dring has been unable to stop the rot with three defeats from his first three games.
However, the former Nottingham Forest man believes that his troops can claw their way back to survival despite their precarious position at the bottom of NCEL Division One.
Speaking to the Selby Times he said: “Since I’ve come to the club we’ve improved a hell of a lot.
“We’ve just not been having the rub of the green but I’m confident it will come. We’ve been battering teams lately but we just haven’t been putting the ball in the net.
“Saturday (against Hemsworth) was a prime example of that. I believe once we win one, we’ll go on a run.
“I still believe we’ve got enough about us to stay in this division.”
The 42 year-old credits his spell at Forest under the legendary Brian Clough, as putting him in good stead with regards to management.
He added: “The biggest thing I learnt whilst I was at Forest was respect.
“It’s no good screaming and bawling at players because you can’t get your message across then.
“He (Clough) never went about it that way unless you did something wrong.”
Dring says that he has been impressed with the side’s improvement since he arrived but he is still in the market for a striker.
“I badly need a striker, but when you’re bottom of the league nobody really wants to come.”
The recent defeat to Hemsworth was Dring’s first game in charge at the Rigid Stadium after a five-week spell of no games due to horrendous weather.
Some of his players were also playing for the first time at the ground, having been brought in shortly after his arrival.
Dring added: “We probably had 65 or 70 percent of the possession in that game.
“We absolutely battered them but until we get a goalscorer in, then we’re going to keep having the same old story.”
Town’s schedules match against Bottesford Town on Tuesday was snowed off, whilst this weekend’s trip to Louth Town was also in doubt heading into Saturday.
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